Human Resource Management

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Certification Preparation (XMGT-016)

NYIT partners with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer two HR courses:

Earn the Standard in HR Certification!

SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management.

Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know—but how you do your job.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

Ensure you're prepared with NYIT SHRM Learning System course, designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. Find out more about SHRM certification.


When I originally signed up to take the SHRM test, I was convinced that I could study on my own. But at the urging of colleagues, I signed up for the SHRM Test Prep class at NYIT and it was the best decision I made.

The test covers an overwhelming amount of material, which the class helps break down into manageable study sections, showing how each section connects to one another with recurring themes. The teachers are very entertaining and knowledgeable, and framed the test concepts with real life examples that made the material easier to digest and remember. When it came to studying sample test questions, the class definitely helped identify what SHRM was looking for in each question; something I would not have been able to figure out on my own. Beyond test prep, the class provided a community environment of HR professionals where I was able to form relationships and business contacts that will benefit me throughout the rest of my career. I definitely recommend this class to anyone who is looking to take the SHRM CP or SCP.

–Kristyn M. Lang, ACC | HR Specialist
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc.

Commit to Your Career

SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement, and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge with practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 39-hour program combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam.

Schedule of Classes

XMGT-016 HR Professional Certification Examination Preparation

Fall 2019

  • New York City: Section XMGT-016-M01
    Meets Mondays, September 16 – December 16
    (no class held on September 30)
    6 – 9 p.m.
  • Long Island: Section XMGT-016-W01
    Meets Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17
    (no class held on October 8)
    6 – 9 p.m.
  • Long Island: Section XMGT-016-W02
    Meets Saturdays, October 5 – December 14
    (no class held on November 30)
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Online and Virtual: Section XMGT-016-F01
    September 23 – December 16

How to Register

You may register online or print out this registration form and email to For additional information, please call Patricia Brustman at 516.686.7722.

NOTE: If you are an SHRM member or NYIT Alumni, please select the class section that has an "S" in it, in order to receive your discount.

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Tuition: $1290; or $1240 for alumni and SHRM members. The price includes the SHRM Learning system and access to web-based practice exam.

As part of your course, you will receive the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes four modules covering the comprehensive 2019 SHRM BoCK (SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge) so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Why Enroll?

  • NYIT has been educating HR professionals for over 35 years.
  • Courses are taught by experienced, certified instructors who are HR professional with senior management experience and are focused on facilitating your exam preparation.
  • The SHRM Learning System has historically been ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool, helping you to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to prepare for the exam
  • In 2018, SHRM named NYIT a Top 10 representative of SHRM Essentials® of HR and a Top 20 representative of the SHRM Learning System®.
  • We provide a structured learning experience that keeps you on track and gives you the opportunity to network and learn from your peers.
  • We offer up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs).
  • As a value-added feature, we offer two review sessions on knowledge-based questions and situational judgment questions.
  • If you do not pass your certification exam, you may attend our class the following semester for only a $225 re-registration fee, provided you still have the necessary materials.

What's Included?

  • Four learning modules that provide an in-depth exploration of the topics within the 2019 updated SHRM BoCK.
  • Sections on "competencies in action" are interspersed throughout learning modules to highlight how competencies apply to particular topic areas.
  • Study using printed books or download material to an e-reader. You can access the SHRM Learning system by PC, laptop, mobile device, or e-reader.
  • Test bank with more than 1,000 questions that test your situational judgment, knowledge and comprehension.
  • Download flashcards (printed or online).
  • 150 SHRM-CP and 150 SHRM-SCP situational judgment questions.
  • Experienced instructors.
  • Extra review class offered to registrants.

The course is available in a 39-hour classroom-based format. Classroom-based courses meet once a week on one of NYIT's convenient Long Island or New York City campuses. They are taught by experienced and skilled instructors who have successfully guided several hundred individuals through their certification exams.

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Receive a certificate of completion from SHRM and NYIT for attending the SHRM Learning System. Those who successfully complete the course receive a "Certificate of Completion" for Human Resource Management from SHRM and NYIT. This course can also be used for recertification credit; it has been pre-approved for 36 SHRM PDC credits.

Eligibility Requirements and Exam Information

The SHRM certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

Prepare for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Handbook describes the new SHRM exam process with various items such as preparing for the exam and eligibility requirements. Keep in mind that eligibility has changed and your HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP practice exam tool

Instructors for SHRM Learning System Classes

Monday evening classes in New York City will be taught by William Ninehan, SHRM-SCP. Professor Ninehan is Director of HR Program Development and is on the faculty of NYIT's Center for Human Resource Studies, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate HR courses and the SHRM Learning System course. He holds an Ed.S. Degree in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University, and SPHR, GPHR, and PHRca certifications. He is an item writer for the GPHR certification exam.

Shannon Mashburn, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR will teach the online virtual class. Shannon is the President of HR Xpress, where she is responsible for providing HR consulting services to businesses seeking outsourced solutions for organizational and workforce planning, onboarding, training and development, benefits analysis, and HR compliance programs customized to align with specific strategic business objectives. Shannon is an executive board member for the Moxxie Mentoring Foundation and additionally is an active member of the SHRM Long Island Chapter where she participates in the Professional Development, Certification, and Workforce Readiness committees and is also a member of the Long Island Chapter of Disrupt HR. Shannon obtained her MS degree from SUNY Stony Brook in Human Resource Management, and has achieved both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations.

Saturday classes in Long Island will be taught by Deirdre Duke. Deirdre Duke, RN, M.S.N, JD, L.L.M. is currently employed as the Corporate Director of HR Programs for Northwell Health. She has 21 years of healthcare HR experience in generalist, leadership and legal roles. After a successful nursing career, Deirdre earned law degrees from St. John's University and Touro School of Law, and practiced at two Long Island law firms prior to entering the Human Resources profession. She holds SPHR, CCP, CBP and coaching certifications.

Tamara McGriff, SHRM-SCP will be teaching the Tuesday evening classes on Long Island. Tamara is a creative, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented Human Resource Leader with 15+ years of experience supporting large client groups in the areas of Information Technology, Insurance, and Financial Services. She is President of McGriff Coaching and Consulting Services where she is responsible for providing HR Consulting and Professional Coaching Services to organizations focused on achieving their strategic goals through the acquisition and development of talent. Tamara holds an Executive MBA from Howard University, M.S. in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from NYIT, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Business from Monroe College. In addition, she is certified in Emotional Intelligence, Executive, Career, and Life Coaching.

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